Among cadets being commissioned into the British Army at the Mons Officer Cadet School at Aldershot on Friday (October 30) were also several cadets from African nations who had successfully completed the exacting training course.
LV Parade gives general salute.
CU Gen. Sir Kenneth Darling salutes.
MV Crowd watches.
MV General Darling talks to cadets.
CU Officer Cadet Nyankori of Uganda.
CU O/CSitwala of Zambia
MV Gen.Darling chats with Cadets.
CU Officer Cadet Lymon of Sierra Leone
CU Officer Cadet Zidugha of Nigeria
MV Gen Darling passing past cadets and shaking hands with Under Officer Silla of Gambia as best overseas cadet and presenting him with cane.
CU Union Jack.
MCU Adjutant leads parade on horse.
CU Rear view of General saluting and cadets marching past.
MLV Cadets marching past.
Initials BB/BH/CO/23.15 BB/BH/CO/0.17
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Background: Among cadets being commissioned into the British Army at the Mons Officer Cadet School at Aldershot on Friday (October 30) were also several cadets from African nations who had successfully completed the exacting training course.
Inspecting officer at the Commissioning Parade was General Sir Kenneth Darling. General Darling was accompanied by the Commandant of Mons Officer Cadet School, Brigadier Sir Jeffrey Darell.
There were eleven young graduates from African nations, among them two from Nigeria, one each from Uganda and Sierra Leone, two from Gambia and three from Zambia.
Under Officer O.M.E. Silla from the Gambia earned the distinction of winning the Cane as the best overseas cadet. He will shortly take up his commission with the Gambia Field Force.